is a classically trained Clarinet player who also plays Saxophone, Flute, Oboe and Bassoon. He was educated in the Philadelphia School system and attended the acclaimed Overbrook High School's Music Magnet program under the direction of Dr. George Allen. His formal training includes the Settlement School of Music under the direction of Guido Mechaly, Berklle Collage of Music in Boston, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and Howard University's College of Fine Arts.
John was a member of the United States Army Band for several years. He performed throughout the United States and abroad with various renowned artist such as Phillis Dillar, Stephanie Mills and Marvin Sapp just to name a few. Sax Williams recently premiered his debut single release, FRIDAY MORNING, a R&B / Smooth Jazz instrumental in the United Kingdom. His upcoming CD: HEART FELT, includes the FRIDAY MORNING single and others which are being co-produced by the Grammy nominated producer Herb Middleton and the three time Emmy Award winning producer, Bill Jolly.
John attributes his musical influences to the sounds of Benny Golson, Benny Goodman, John Coltrane, Grover Washington Jr. and George Howard.
I would like to sincerely thank all my guest and new found friends for attending my live taped performance at OCTO. Special thanks goes out to Anyta Thomas & Tanya Murphy from Salon Joose Artist Alliance,Gail Ming from Octo,Butch Stockton and his camera crew from Global Communication and Rasheed from New Millennium Sound for there support,guidance,knowledge and professionalism at my live performance at OCTO. With out your attention to detail,service and marketing it could no have been a success. I thank God for you all. Amen.